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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
to the gentlelady from oregon, ms. bonamici. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. bonamici: i rise in support of h.r. 2838 to protect our marine economy, protect our maritime borders and protect the brave coast guard personnel, including the personnel of the sector columbia river which is headquartered in oregon's first congressional district. i thank the coast guard subcommittee for their work on this and the full and ranking member of the full transportation and infrastructure committee. in supporting the basic mission of the coast guard, this bill includes language to re-authorize another important mission carried out, noaa's marine debris program. in june of this year, coastal residents in my home state of oregon found a 66-foot dock resting on a beach near the town of new port, oregon. the dock was just one piece of many that scientists have estimated to be a debris field with as much as 1.5 million tons of debris that were washed into the ocean by the tsunami that struck japan in march of 2011. beyond the obvious navigational dangers post posed by the dock and the -- dan
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
beyond 9:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. congress is here on new year's eve with the people they love. themselves, the special interests and the policies of the past. the overhyped fiscal cliff may well be upon us and we will find $600 billion of deficit reduction with tax increases and spending cuts, and then there will be the howls that we're doing it too abruptly from the same people that demand the same system of expiring cuts and sequestration in the first place. make no mistake, there will be some real damage. we'll be squeezing some people who deserve far better. then we'll be scrambling to find the -- refine budget reductions in a way that makes sense. in the hours, days, weeks ahead, we'll get a semi balanced small agreement. very likely, struggling throughout the new congress with budget bluster, especially in the house, moving from crisis to deadline to showdown. it's ironic because it doesn't need to be this hard. we could use the pressure and revenue from expiring temporary t
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am EST
in oregon when i was going to the university of oregon, i had no background check. i bought that thing with a paper license and was in and out within 10 minutes. before i could get to the door, they tried to pitch me on getting a concealed carry and buying more ammunition. host: how much was the ak-47? caller: about $450. host: here is a comment from our facebook page -- if you want to continue this conversation on our facebook page, you can go to facebook.com/c-span. you will be able to join in on the conversation. do you think gun laws should be changed? eric? caller: can you hear me? i absolutely think they should be changed. i do not think there is any reason whatsoever for anyone to own an assault weapon. there is no function for them in sportsman life at all. the only reason is for people to feel macho. i own a couple of hunting rifles and a shotgun. host: front page of "the washington post" -- the nra is scheduled to hold a press conference at their headquarters about 20 miles outside of washington tomorrow. there are scheduled to hold a press conference tomorrow, and c-span cam
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am EST
is on the phone from oregon. republican line. caller: there are so many issues to address here but i certainly wanted to talk to joshua was specifically. i retired from the air force after 20 years and recently finished my master's degree. my thesis was on diagnosing and the affects of diagnosing on the economy. one of the things i discovered through my research, which i find remarkable -- my professors as well -- was that there were two types of social security. one that people pay into and one that people do not pay into. the one which is not paid into is the one that is consuming the majority of our resources regarding social security. as i was doing the research, my thesis, the question that came about -- i was seeing clients as an intern -- these people who were receiving benefits based on being 100% disabled. there was no clear, defining factor that said when a person was 100% disabled, or 40% disabled, as we have in the military. everyone is diagnosed with a mental disorder is considered 100% disabled and is entitled to 100% benefits. the question that should be raised is, why is this n
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am EST
at good samaritan hospital in portland. i love oregon. where you live down there is just absolutely -- caller: we go without electricity a lot been very guest: thank you for calling. caller: i just wanted to say that president obama unfortunately -- i am a democrat and a hard in true believer in caring and living the words that were spoken by jesus and every other holy man about loving each other. he has given in eight times more to go along with the republican party that has said absolutely no to everythingi saw teh statistics -- everything. i saw the statistics of how much of the ultra wealthy would hav eto pay. it is in minuscule amount of money they are payicomplaining about. lots and lots of wealthy americans are denouncing their american citizenship so they do not have to pay any taxes in america. as far as these kids in sandy, my oldest daughter told me we are going to see lots more of these things unless kids are given a better future to hope for rather than being some rich person's slave. host: thank you for the call. guest: you are right. the rich, no matter what the tax l
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
-use planners, long, planners in my former hometown of portland, oregon, said a target to reduce single-family home ownership to 41% of the region, and it's currently 65% of the region. if that's less than tokyo. 45% of the residents of tokyo live in single-family homes. we have planners saying they want to force people out of their homes, put them in high- density apartments and condominiums and things like that. that's hurting the american dream. host: jim is joining us on the phone from lorraine, ohio. calleindependent line. caller: i disagree with what your guest is saying. yesterday you had on their house prices have dropped 30%, 60%, in many of our major cities. the mess was caused by mortgage companies and banks and wall street and aig. the government bailed them out. how you can sit there and say most of the problems are woodland restrictions -- are land restrictions with the mess we were in, it's ridiculous. guest: you only have to look in the data that are in my book or that you can download from a variety of web sites that shell housing prices have dropped tremendously in pla
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am EST
a vaccine you could make ahead of time in anticipation of these unknown strains. host: oregon. republican line. richard. go ahead. caller: my question is i have never had the flu shot, and i went to my local pharmacy. i checked in to the possibility of getting the shot for the first time in my life, and i find out that most of the people that work there have the flu, and they have already had shots. i did not understand. i'm serious. these people are sick, they got the flu and they got the flu shot, and i have not had the flu since i was a kid. guest: once again, a lot of the colds that people get during the flu season is not influenza. the best way to protect yourself from the flu is a flu shot every year. host: off of twitter the question -- why is the flu vaccine less effective in the elderly than in children? dr. frieden, is that the case? guest: yes, particularly in people whose immune system are weaker. we wish it were effected equally in all populations but it is clear that young people with more robust immune systems respond better. for the elderly, particularly people that are co
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
? let's go to dawn in eugene, oregon. caller code good morning. listen, the contribution thing is a way to be of service, as far as i'm concerned. host: by contribution you mean charitable contribution? caller: yes. it is something that i would want to keep. i mean, not keep, but i would be willing to contribute to that concern about taxes. my main concern is the mortgage deduction. how severe -- many of us have every dollar that we account for on the federal. if we did not have that, we would be up to 25%. this would be quite a severe blow if this were done in a cut and dried fashion. maybe they can do a tiered thing? that is the thing about taxes, a lot of people purchase property taxes, i am really for a federal sales tax. maybe some of us could keep the deductions that we are accustomed to or that we need, but maybe on a local level or federal level, i do not know, people have a fair share coming in. the burden is on the property owner. it is kind of crazy, you know? cities are projecting that in a couple of years they will be worse off now. whenever types of tax forms that we have,
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
that was discouraged in going to a school when into a mall. this was the oregon case. he pointed his gun at the shooter as he paused to reload and that stopped him. the guy shot himself. he went to a mall. the would-be killer decides a school is a high-risk proposition and he might go someplace else or not doing at all. host: 1 last caller. caller: i have heard different numbers to put police officers in schools. there is a police officer where i live at all of the schools. i live here in georgia. it is not a metropolitan area by no means. it is a small town. we have police officers at the school. we have 30 schools. i do not think it is costing the federal government a thing. we have not had anything happen. i believe somebody who is armed at the school with the proper training -- host: ok. guest: suppose you had more parents around. we had a shooter here in d.c. they were going to cancel a football game. i said why don't we have the dads just ring the field? a show of solidarity. we're here and you cannot walk in here. you can have volunteers haven't a presence in the school and i might have some eff
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
: we can get into more about those deals down the road. let's go to our republican line from oregon. caller: thank you for taking my call. to me, the fiscal cliff is just a small smokescreen. the fiscal cliff that is coming is obamacare. nobody is addressing obamacare. i had to find out friday that we will be taxed 2.3% on any device used in any medical field we go to. my husband is a doctor. he wrote out a prescription for us for january, and he said, i do not know how much this will cost you a of pocket because of obamacare. he even said, my husband is over 70, he did not know how much water he would be able to help him because of obamacare. this is just a smokescreen. when people find out that not only will we be taxed on medical devices, but even our debt bills will be going up because of our animals -- this thing is a joke. you liberals out there, you'll be hit just as hard as the republicans. as the tea party warn you that this will happen. host: let's give the guys at the chance to comment on health care law and its place in this debate. guest: it is not part of the fiscal cl
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am EST
in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. any of these neighborhoods could be our own. we have to come together. will have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening regardless of politics. this weekend, michelle and i are holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who cannot do that today, and they need all of us right now. all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we're there for them, that we are praying for them, and that the love they felt for those they lost in doors in their communities and in their country. thank you and god bless you. host: the president's we can address -- weekend address. we want to tell you about what is coming up on tomorrow's edition of " "washington journal." we begin with a roundtable discussion. there will be talking about the latest news out of the fiscal cliff negotiations. we will continue our discussion regarding the fiscal cliff
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
areas to prepare for and respond to terrorist attacks. a large portion of the oregon populations in the u.s. -- of the urban population is in the u.s. are multinational, whether in washington d.c. -- like washington, d.c. and we need to know how to respond to terrorism. host: in this figure, we see some of the biggest states in red. california and new york, and then the color scheme goes down from their depending on how much money they've gotten parents why california -- they've gotten. why california and new york? is it because they are such big urban areas? guest: it is a combination of daud and also because of the world trade center bombing. it is a major terrorist target. in california, you have a large population centers. you also have one of the largest and most important ports in the long beach area. there is another program specifically designed to enhance port security. host: $98,000 was spent on an underwater robot in columbus, ohio. is it harder for urban areas outside of metropolitan areas to justify the grants and find ways to use them? are there hurdles in getting m
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
've seen examples time and time again, pearl river, tennessee, the new life church in oregon, the lady in texas, where people have stopped the killer either in mid may hem by having a gun of their own, either a gun that was in a parked car or a gun that was in their person. i'm not saying that's the solution for everything but declaring a gun-free zone doesn't mean that you have a gun-free violence. that gray principle -- brave principal who tried to stop him, i admired her courage but it wasn't going to stop matters. i'm not saying she could have stopped him but making sure everyone in that school was unarmed, obviously that didn't help here. host: so we should arm school officials? guest: well, the police chief of st. louis has said that we should put that on the table. i'm not saying we should arm police officials but let's at least say that just like pilots. you know, pilots can be armed. we had a long battle about that. should pilots be able to carry whens on a plane that's pressurized where you could do all kinds of damage to the plane's fuselage? and we agree that pilots should
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